See the future stars of our team at Leigh Sports Village this season!
Leigh Sports Village have announced Manchester United’s all conquering young stars will once again play at the stadium this season – and it will cost you and I nothing to get in!
I’ve been meaning to get to this ground for nearly two years now to watch our young lads play, but with most kick offs being at 7pm midweek I’ve found it very difficult to get there. This summer I’m determined though, starting tomorrow hopefully with the Lancashire FA Senior Cup Semi-Final against Oldham Athletic at 7pm. See you there!
The U21 champions won every game at the Leigh last season in front of fantastic crowds on our way to securing a second successive U21 Premier League title, and this year Warren Joyce’s young players will be hoping to lift a completely new trophy. Renamed Premier League 2, the competition now caters for U23 players as well as permitting three over-age outfield players and goalkeeper.
There are some mouthwatering fixtures for us fans to enjoy at Leigh. The action kicks off in August with the visit of senior Premier League champions Leicester (August 15th), while the August Bank Holiday is made all the more enticing by a Sunday afternoon clash with FA Youth Cup holders Chelsea (August 28th). The big north-west derby with Liverpool follows on October 17th, and just a week later Arsenal bring their talented youngsters up from London. Then in 2017, the date for everyone’s diary will be the Manchester derby, with City making the short trip to Leigh on January 9th. The full fixture list is below:
Monday August 15: Manchester United vs Leicester City @ 7pm
Sunday August 28: Manchester United vs Chelsea @ 1pm
Monday October 17: Manchester United vs Liverpool @ 7pm
Monday October 24: Manchester United vs Arsenal @ 7pm
Monday November 21: Manchester United vs Sunderland @ 7pm
Monday January 9: Manchester United vs Manchester City @ 7pm
Monday January 30: Manchester United vs Everton @ 7pm
Monday February 20: Manchester United vs Reading @ 7pm